Re: Erie Straight-Sill gon kitbash?
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In the June 1986 MR there was a "Paint Shop" article by Bill Mischler on making an Erie 14000-14499 series gondola from the Athearn 50' gon. Bill notes that the kitbash (cut off the fishbellies from the sides and trim the crossbearers) "doesn't duplicate the real car exactly" and that certainly is true, but it makes a decent stand-in.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 10, 2023 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Erie Straight-Sill gon kitbash?
The weird structure in ERIE 15850 is actually part of the car -- It is used for handling specific
types of export crates. Also, the ends must have been welded shut because the car is listed as
having solid ends in this configuration. There were 100 cars in this series, all so equipped ! I wonder
if anyone out there ever took a photo of a loaded car. :-)
The cars were operated like this for years!
On 1/10/2023 6:32 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote: